First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola In Liberia After 2 Week Hiatus

First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola In Liberia After 2 Week Hiatus

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Two senior Liberian officials say a patient in the country’s capital has tested positive for Ebola, more than two weeks after the last case was discharged.

Liberia has seen the most deaths in the world’s largest-ever Ebola outbreak, but since it has not had a case for more than two weeks, it was counting down to being declared Ebola-free.

But Dr. Francis Kateh, the acting head of the country’s Ebola Incident Management Team, said Friday that a test has come back positive for a female patient. A second test is generally done to confirm the diagnosis.

Tolbert Nyenswah, who runs Liberia’s Ebola response, also said he had been told a person has tested positive. He said the patient has been transferred to an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia.
Source: Huff Post

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